In the scant four years that the Pastel Society of Southern California has been in existence, I believe we have done an outstanding job as an organization in fulfilling our Mission Statement as I described in the President’s Message in the previous e-mail.
I wanted to take the time now to publicly thank ALL of you who have contributed to the success of the Pastel Society. It may be easier for all to read this rather than listen to the poor quality sound system at the Creative Arts Center! (which, by the way, we will be upgrading this year!).
Thank you to the following, who have done excellent jobs in their respective roles…
Mike Ishikawa, Exhibition Director
Sue Kuuskmae, Exhibition Registrar and overall planning & coordination
Lynn Attig, Workshop Coordinator, corresponding with Richard McKinley, & press releases
Marlene Zuvich, Membership Director and coordinating reception refreshments (both big jobs!)
Cindy Carlburg, Treasurer and staying on top of official correspondence & policy
Catherine Cunningham, Recording Secretary and Jurying Committee
Ede Strieff, Solicitor of Donor Products for Prizes
David Wolfram, Graphic Design, Paint outs, Jurying Committee, Demos
Fran Nichols, Jurying Committee and Demo
Kate Doll, Refreshments at meetings
Patty Kellner, Website
Lupe Backe, Website
Sue Ann Sinay, Ways and Means
Michele East, Printing labels for exhibition
Edie Babbe, Coordinator of Show and Tell of Artwork
Richard Stevens, Providing easels for artwork and, previously, space for paint-ins
Bonny Botello, Heading up Nominating Committee, also past Treasurer
Gayle Uehara, Historic Photographer and very helpful person!
Alison Berry, Coordinator of Terri Ford workshop
Kathy Jones, Kathe Graham, Phyllis Meltzer, Nominating Committee
Bob Barrett, Rita Hopper, Kim Gardner, Marion Wong, Kay Bonnano, Doris Oklar and others who have helped during the meetings.
Gloria Lee, Jurying Committee alternate and Critique
Joe Mancuso, Demo
Bernard Fallon, Demo, previous Jurying Committee, Critique
Jannene Behl, Demo
Ada M. Passaro, Demo
Rudolfo Rivademar, Demo
Patricia Rose Ford, Upcoming Demo
Lorene Barker & Marlene DeLugish, past Board members
If I have omitted anyone, it’s not by intention, so let me know if anyone else should be extended our thanks!
I am personally very grateful for all these people who come together to make the pastel Society of Southern California successful and make my job as president easier and a joy!